Living The Dream

Hello Everyone,

Many artists, I feel, were born with a pencil in their hand and a sketchbook on their lap. I, however, was not one of them. Until I came to PAFA, I had always thought of myself as a sculptor.

During my studies at Bloomsburg University, I experimented with clay. I constructed wild looking vessels and strangely contorted figures. It was fun, but I dreamed to represent the figure in a more realistic and dramatic way.

After my first class at PAFA, everything quickly changed. My eyes and mind were introduced to the wonderful world of painting. I still see myself as a sculptor, but I realize now that there is so much more.

I would like to start my blog, with some of my pre PAFA drawings that I made for my application portfolio. All of these pictures are done in graphite, which is my favorite media for drawing. I love the tight control and the subtle value changes that can be achieved.

Lion with Bird Cage
Graphite: 24" X 18"

Lion in Leaves
Graphite: 12 1/2" X 15"

Pirate Still Life
Graphite: 18" X 24"

Sea Sculpture
Graphite: 11" X 13"



October 26, 2008 at 9:55 AM

Hey Lora! I'm so glad you've joined us on the blog--I think you'll be a great addition to the group! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work as well...I haven't had many classes with you, so I haven't seen much of it yet. These drawings look fantastic though! I only wish the pictures of them were a little bigger. The handling of the tones and the level of detail in them is really lovely. I really look forward to reading your future posts!


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